Near threatened

    The criteria for declaring a species as near threatened are if:

    • the population size or distribution of the wildlife is small and may become smaller; or
    • the population size of the wildlife has declined, or is likely to decline, at a rate higher than the usual rate for population changes for the wildlife; or
    • the survival of the wildlife in the wild is affected to an extent that the wildlife is in danger of becoming vulnerable.

    Native wildlife may be prescribed as near threatened wildlife even if the wildlife is the subject of a threatening process.

    The Governor in Council may classify a species as near threatened by amending the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulations 2006 where the above criteria under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) have been met.

    View a list of near threatened animals and plants in Queensland.

    Amphibians (5 species)

    Common name Scientific name
    Cooloola sedgefrog Litoria cooloolensis
    Eungella tinkerfrog Taudactylus liemi
    Long snouted treefrog Litoria longirostris
    Rattling nurseryfrog Cophixalus hosmeri
    Tapping nurseryfrog Cophixalus aenigma

    Birds (5 species)

    Common name Scientific name
    Albert's lyrebird Menura alberti
    Blue-faced parrot-finch Erythrura trichroa
    Grey grasswren (Lake Eyre Basin) Amytornis barbatus diamantina
    Rufous owl (Cape York subspecies) Ninox rufa meesi
    Rusty grasswren Amytornis rowleyi

    Fish (1 species)

    Common name Scientific name
    Estuary stingray Hemitrygon fluviorum

    Mammals (6 species)

    Common name Scientific name
    Bennett's tree-kangaroo Dendrolagus bennettianus
    Chestnut dunnart Sminthopsis archeri
    Coastal sheathtail bat Taphozous australis
    Common wombat Vombatus ursinus
    Diadem leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros diadema reginae
    Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo Dendrolagus lumholtzi

    Reptiles (14 species)

    Common name Scientific name
    Striped blind snake Anilios silvia
    Woma Aspidites ramsayi
    Capricorn ctenotus Ctenotus capricorni
    Schevill's ctenotus Ctenotus schevilli
    Atherton delma Delma mitella
    Littoral whiptail-skink Emoia atrocostata atrocostata
    Diamond head turtle Emydura subglobosa worrelli
    Bunya Mountains skink Lampropholis colossus
    Saxicoline sunskink Lampropholis mirabilis
    Slender chained gecko Lepidodactylus pumilus
    Chillagoe litter-skink Lygisaurus rococo
    Green python Morelia viridis
    Golden-tailed gecko Strophurus taenicauda
    Emerald monitor Varanus prasinus

    Plants

    The complete list of near threatened plants can be found in the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006.

    Further information